Basic Information About Amitabh Bachchan
|Category||Celebrities › Actors|
|Professions||Actor, Musician, Presenter, Film Producer, Singer, Voice Actor, Television presenter, Playback Singer|
|Date of birth||1942-10-11 (81 years old)|
|Place of birth||Allahabad|
|Curiosities and Trademarks||His baritone voice|
Unique manner of expressing resentment towards the establishment in a polite voice.
Early in his career, he frequently played individuals involved into crime or unethical activities due to harsh realities of the surroundings.
In recent years has started playing lead roles as patriachs, honest cops or other mentor like figures.
|Spouse||Jaya Bachchan - (3 June 1973 - present) (2 children)|
|Height||6 ft (1.85 m)|
|Social Media||↗︎ Wikipedia ↗︎ Instagram ↗︎ Twitter ↗︎ Facebook ↗︎ IMDb|
What Movie Awards did Amitabh Bachchan win?
Amitabh Bachchan roles
|Movie / Series||Role|
|The Great Gatsby||Meyer Wolfshiem|
|Slumdog Millionaire||Self (archive footage) (uncredited)|
|Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India||Narrator|
|Jodhaa Akbar||Narrator (voice)|
|Om Shanti Om||Self|
|Anand||Dr. Bhaskar K. Bannerjee / Babu Moshai|
|Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham...||Yashvardhan Raichand|
|Thugs of Hindostan||Khudabaksh|
|Koffee with Karan||Self - Guest / ... 4 episodes, 2004-2010|
|The One Show||Self 1 episode, 2011|
Amitabh Bachchan's Movie/Shows Salary
|Movie / Series||Salary|
|Saat Hindustani (1969)||रू5 '000|
Amitabh Bachchan's Quotes
- I have never really been confident about my career at any stage.
- Everyone must accept "that we will age and age is not always flattering".
- I wish I had time to learn all the languages of our country, I wish I knew how to play a musical instrument. There are many things that I feel I have missed out on.
- (Referring to Abhishek Bachchan) "Like any other father I feel proud to see my son on the silver screen."
- The amount of things I have been through and the remarkable ways in which the body has reacted is just phenomenal. No wonder I became religious, because you don't know why something's happening to you and you don't know how you bounced back.
The Legendary Amitabh Bachchan – The iconic Bollywood actor who stands tall
Every era has a significant personality that leaves an indelible mark on people’s hearts, and Amitabh Bachchan is that for Bollywood. It’s been nearly five decades since his debut in 1969, and he still dominates Bollywood with his dynamic acting, baritone voice, and tall personality. His acting prowess and humility have made him the megastar we all adore.
Net Worth Details
Amitabh Bachchan’s net worth is currently valued at $400 million. He is among the richest actors in India and ranks second in Forbes’ list of top 100 Indian celebrities of 202. Widely regarded as the “Shahenshah of Bollywood,” his wealth comes mostly from his earnings from movies, television shows, endorsements, and investments in various businesses.
What is Amitabh Bachchan known for?
Amitabh Bachchan is considered one of the greatest actors in the history of Indian Cinema. He entered the industry with his debut movie ‘Saat Hindustani’ where he played the lead role and even won a National Film Award.
His work in iconic movies like Zanjeer, Sholay, Deewar, Kabhi Kabhi, Namak Haraam, and Trishul established him as one of India’s most significant and talented actors ever. With some path-breaking films like ‘Don,’ ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’, and ‘Sharaabi,’ Amitabh created a cult following and became a bankable superstar in Bollywood.
Early life and education
Amitabh Bachchan was born on October 11, 1942 in the city of Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh, India. He is the son of renowned Indian poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan and Teji Bachchan, a housewife. He has a younger brother Ajitabh Bachchan who is a businessman.
After completing his schooling and college from Sherwood College in Nainital, he went to the University of Delhi and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Science. He then went on to complete his Master’s degree in Arts from Delhi University.
Amitabh’s journey from a small city of Allahabad to Mumbai, the land of Bollywood, started with his stint at a Kolkata-based theatre. He moved from Kolkata to Mumbai to try his luck in films. He initially started with supporting roles, but it was his unique voice, exceptional talent, and magnetic presence that landed him bigger roles in some of the greatest blockbusters of all time.
A brief lull in his career post the 199s did not deter him from making a strong comeback as a host first with the celebrated game show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ and then on the silver screen.
Amitabh Bachchan has been awarded numerous awards and accolades over the course of his career. He has won fifteen Filmfare Awards and is also one of the highest-nominated performers in any leading acting category at Filmfare Awards. His role in ‘Black’ won him an Australian Academy Award for Best Actor International and nominated him for a BAFTA award. These honors, along with scores of National Film and other reputed International awards across categories and decades, culminated in India’s third civilian honor award, the Padma Vibhushan, bestowed upon him by the Government of India in 2015.
Apart from acting and hosting shows, he has sung in movies, released a few music albums, and has authored several books. He is also a frequent blogger, using social media platforms to interact with his fans and share stories from his life.
Amitabh Bachchan and his cultural influence
The era of Amitabh Bachchan’s dominance was not only a golden era of Bollywood but was also a time where Indian society underwent multi-dimensional changes. Bachchan’s larger-than-life presence and the dialogues in his movies inspired many to challenge the system and stand for their rights. This persona of Amitabh is what made him a cult figure—a class in itself in Indian cinema, making him an indomitable part of Indian popular culture.
His control over the Hindi language and dialogue delivery using that deep baritone continue to make people fall in love with him. Bachchan has had, with or without the reelistics of his scenes, a overwhelming influence on common Indian people’s lives eternally stained with lines like “Main Aur Meri Tanhaai,” “Rishte Mein Toh Hum” or “Jinke ghar Shaam ki Khajoor.” These dialogues and songs are even now cherished and listened to with vigor by his fans, making him poetic justice and a democratizing force, bringing lived emotions into reality.
A personal deducation
Amitabh Bachchan is not only admired on-screen, but he has earned respect for his deeds outside of the silver screen. It is impressive to witness how he strives and contributes to numerous charitable causes. One of his most impressive contributions was serving as goodwill ambassador for the United Nations and working as an ambassador against polio. A documentary about his work in this area called “Echoes of Silence,” released by UNESCO, went on to win several international awards.
Amitabh Bachchan is undoubtedly one of the greatest icons of Indian cinema history, a man who needs no introduction. He is a legend who has lived through the Hindi cinema’s most pivotal points and has left quite an impression on this art that is here to stay. In this world dominated by shortsightedness, he has rightly been called the gentle giant of Indian cinema. Even at 78, Big B continues to surprise and delight audiences with his versatility and hard-work ethic. In a nutshell, he is not just an actor; he is inspiration, hope, revolution, and change.
Interesting Facts about Amitabh Bachchan
- Biggest Star of 1970s and 1980s in Indian cinema.
- He launched a multi-faceted commercial enterprise known simply as Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited, or ABCL. ABCL is engaged in production, distribution and all other aspects of the entertainment industry. It was the first of its kind attempt at corporatising Entertainment industry in India.
- Had a close association with the former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and her son Rajiv Gandhi (also Prime Minister) and he was elected to parliament with a huge majority from his home town of Allahabad. But his stint in politics did not last long and he was implicated in the infamous Swedish Bofors Gun deal scandal along with Rajiv Gandhi, the U.K. based Hinduja brothers, and others. Later Amitabh Bachchan was cleared of charges of involvement in this scandal as the former Swedish police chief Sten Lindstrom confirmed that Amitabh Bachchan's name was 'planted' by the Indian agencies in the Bofors case.
- Was one of the judges for the 1995 Miss World beauty pageant.
- While filming Coolie (1983) he received a near fatal injury. He was hospitalised and the Indian press issued daily bulletins on his health.
- Was a former stage actor, radio announcer and freight company executive in Calcutta, India.
- Went to Sherwood College, a boarding school in the hill-station town of Nainital, and from there to Delhi University where he earned a double MA degree.
- When he was just trying to get a break in movies he was told to soften his 'deep' voice. However it was soon realised that his deep rich voice was excellent for narration. He has provided narrations for several films.
- Suffered from a rare muscular disorder known as myasthenia gravis.
- Father of actor Abhishek Bachchan and father-in-law of actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
- Presenter of Kaun Banega Crorepati, India's version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire
- The first Asian actor having a wax model of his likeness displayed at Madame Tussaud's in London, UK
- The highest paid Indian actor from late 1970s to 1992.
- Was named Actor of the Millennium in a BBC News Poll ahead of such luminaries as Charles Chaplin, Sir Laurence Olivier, and Marlon Brando.
- Formed a popular screen couple with Rekha
- He also sung in many movies such as Laawaris, Toofan and Silsila.
- Became a grandfather in 1997 when his daughter Shweta gave birth to a daughter, Navya Naveli Nanda.
- Works with the Indian government's media campaign to publicize the National Immunization Days and encourage people to take their children to be vaccinated against polio and other deadly diseases.
- Son of celebrated Indian poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan, who passed away in January 2003.
- His favourite screen name is Vijay, which he had as his character name in over 20 movies.